Cove Lounge

Bar in Hyde Park & South Side

There's much to admire at the Cove: the worn swivel chairs at the bar, the jazzy jukebox, dart games and literary conversations. Add in the decent craft beer selection and Instagram-worthy Obama mural, and you can see why it has been a neighborhood mainstay for decades. A neon 'cocktail lounge' sign over the entrance marks the spot. Cash only.